WEYMOUTH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A 3-year-old from Weymouth was honored Wednesday after she saved her pregnant mother's life last month with a smartphone.
Aryanna Lynch was given the Safety Officer's Award at the Weymouth Police Department and a full scholarship to preschool after making a phone call to save her mother, Tiffany Lynch.
"I was in shock, I'm still in shock even telling the story. It's still is amazing to me," Tiffany said.
Tiffany lost consciousness in February after a seizure, so the 3-year-old unlocked her cell phone, called a family member and left a message. Tiffany was sick with the stomach bug and had the seizure due to dehydration and excessive vomiting.
Throughout all of the chaos, Aryanna's 1-year-old sister was also at home and she managed to keep her sibling calm.
The children's father, Kevin Lynch, had been at the hospital himself since 2 a.m. that morning because he also had the stomach bug. The symptoms had gotten so bad that he needed to be seen by a doctor.
Both Kevin and Tiffany said that they asked their daughter to memorize their address in case of an emergency and that they have let her play games on the smartphone, but she was not taught how to unlock it.
"A little overwhelmed to be honest with you," Kevin said. "She plays around with different download apps and stuff like that on the phone, but unlocking it to be able to make a phone call, answer a phone call, unlocking the deadbolt to let people in, keep her sister calm, it's amazing."